Around 40 traders will set up this Thursday (April 16) in one of the city centre’s most historic districts.

The Folktown Market will run every Thursday in Bank Square, behind Primark and beside Kelly’s Cellars.

This is the first new independent weekly outdoor market in 400 years in the city.

A farmer’s, food and artisan market selling fresh fruit and veg, meats, cheeses, coffee, gourmet goodies, freshly prepared food as well as locally made crafts, The Folktown Market is just one part of a £3 million investment in to the area by the Department of Social Development.

Folktown, which comprises Bank Street, Berry Street and Chapel Lane dates back to the 1600s.

Folktown CIC Director Joby Fox said: “This market will help to connect all areas of the city and to breathe vitality and vibrancy into this space.

“Bank Square is a part of Belfast that many people haven’t been to and some weren’t even aware that it existed.”

The market will feature up to 40 traders with a focus on locally grown produce.

There will also be entertainment for people to enjoy including music and other activities.

For more information about the Folktown Market go to www.folktownbelfast.com

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